R65 Technical FAQ/Procedures R65 Technical FAQ/Procedures
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Understanding Relays
Although the material is from an automotive training source, a relay won't know if it's in your car or motorcycle.
Browse the entire site. There's lots of useful information. Even some basic SAE ...

Started 01/08/13 at 17:36:40 by montmil
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By: montmil
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How to free a stuck clutch
When the motorcycle is unused for a period of time (which can range from a few weeks, to a winter), moisture can form on the clutch plate and friction plate which can cause the clutch to stick.  The s...

Started 09/18/12 at 12:47:03 by k_enn
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Dual FIAMM Horn install with relay - 1982 R65LS
The attached PDF (with pictures) should give you all the info you need to properly install dual higher powered FIAMM horns (with suitable horn relay) on your R65.
Enjoy!
[smiley=bmw_smiley....

Started 07/20/12 at 20:05:43 by nhmaf
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Clutch replacement and/or spline lube -gearbox out
Attached PDF file of how I did/do it for general reference.
Plus, a weblink to the "cheater" method (NOT removing the gearbox, just sliding it back a bit) I found on the web, for R65 or other air...

Started 06/13/12 at 20:38:03 by nhmaf
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By: montmil
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OWNERS MANUALS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!!!!!!!
Available from any dealer - special order.  
01 41 9 798 291        1979-84 R45/R65/R65LS               $29.95  
01 51 9 798 511        R65-R80RT 85-on        NLA
Updated Link:
http://www.capi...

Started 05/03/07 at 22:40:04 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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VDO clock voltmeter
Does anybody know if the VDO guages clock and voltmeter fit  correctly into the aftermarket pods for an r65 and is the wiring connection to the VDO clock and voltmeter  the same as the original bmw cl...

Started 01/25/12 at 19:23:47 by brianw (Ex Member)
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By: brianw - Ex Member
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Substitute Parts
The Internet BMW Riders.org publish and maintain a comprehensive BMW motorcycle substitute parts list at this address.
http://www.ibmwr.org/otech/partsubs.shtml

Started 11/06/11 at 15:03:39 by Barry
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By: Barry
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Vapor Instrument by Trail Tech
I decided to create an entry for this with shortcuts to the various threads in the tech section:
My Vapor Install, Part 1, by montmil - June 2008
Vapor Computer Model for R65??, by Tv - June 2009
And ...
The Vapor...
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I really like the surround dash offered by Trail Tech to allow for turn signal

Started 09/17/11 at 17:29:16 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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cable tidy up idea
I was never very happy with the way the battery Earth and clutch cable co-existed:
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so when fitting a new rubber boot to my speedo cable, I used a bit of flexible conduit to tidy things up a bit:<...

Started 08/15/11 at 07:58:14 by RSMike
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Brembo Vs. ATE Front Brake Caliper (R65 Only)
In Line of the lack of accurate information regarding the difference on ATE and Brembo calipers made for the R65, I decided to make my own informative thread about the difference between the two manuf...

Started 07/29/11 at 05:04:07 by Julio A.
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By: Julio A.
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ATE caliper O-rings - UK/USA source
Hi
After a year of ignoring the pile of bits in the corner of the garage, I'm working on the R65 again.
The calipers are apart and need a new everything. Most of the bits are available, but ...

Started 05/16/11 at 07:06:57 by Ian_N (Ex Member)
9 2326 Last Post 06/03/11 at 18:08:33
By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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4-way Flashers: Cheap & Easy
I'm not sure what happened to the original link, but here is a new link with the same information.
http://blog.mickargo.com/wp/2012/12/16/adding-4-way-flashers-to-a-motorcycle/
http://www.mo...

Started 12/08/09 at 23:50:42 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Bing Carb Choke/Enrichner Orientation
...and there's always the question of whether a PO or mechanic has mixed up the enricher parts.
Some good pictures on Snowbums site to check if yours are correct when you take them off. http://bm...

Started 12/09/10 at 16:32:00 by Barry
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By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Do you want to understand Spark Plugs?
A very good article by NGK:
http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/tech_support/spark_plugs/index.asp?mode=nml
And a good summary by Barry, below!  Smiley

Started 04/12/10 at 21:46:45 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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By: Barry
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Airhead Lubrication
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The oil diagram came from this document originally published in early 1979. It describes the breather function and return of condensed oil vapour via that drain hole
http://www.omnilex.c...
(from

Started 03/25/10 at 12:24:50 by Barry
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By: Barry
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81 R65 restoration Project
Just wanted to show and tell my restoration project. Thanks to those of you that have helped with photos, diagrams, advice and parts. It's coming along nicely - slow but sure. Almost through the elect...

Started 07/08/09 at 01:01:35 by Mike V
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By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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$12 Aftermarket Headlight installation
I fitted the $12 headlight ( http://www.2kracing.com/Product/4426.html) today - it is not plug-and-play.  Tongue  But for the price I can be prodded into doing a bit of work.  Had some amount of grinding ...

Started 12/09/08 at 16:10:38 by Justin B.
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By: Justin B.
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Bean Can Overhaul Link
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394966
Thanks to Barry Hodgson for providing us with this link!

Started 11/01/08 at 21:44:42 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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